Making Content Accessible for Your English Language Learners

Course 5025

As school demographics change, teachers are challenged to address the needs of an ever-expanding variety of English language learners. In this course, you will discover strategies, templates, and activities to build a toolkit for working with ELs in your classroom.

Explore the importance of academic conversations and teaching academic language in your classroom while implementing different scaffolds, vocabulary, and background knowledge activities.

Most of all, you will learn how to create a collaborative environment that focuses on advocacy for creating a positive learning environment for ALL students, while making the content more comprehensible for students who may struggle with language.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Reflect on assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, specific to best practices in teaching English language learners, in professional practice.
  • Examine their own cultural beliefs, perspectives, and values that shape expectations in the classroom.
  • Determine the difference between scaffolding and tiering in instruction.
  • Explore ways to scaffold instruction across content areas and grade levels.
  • Analyze the academic language of a text while using close reading and text dependent questions.
  • Create best practice vocabulary and background knowledge activities to implement in the classroom setting.
  • Generate ways to support your EL students in understanding grade level texts.
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